Class Image B. Living a Creative Life Series - Amanda Sullivan

B. Living a Creative Life Series - Amanda Sullivan

Living a Creative Life is a series of workshops offered by art therapist Emily Ortiz Badalamente in collaboration with local artists. Each 2-part workshop will feature a different artist who uses their creative process and artmaking practice for self-expression. These workshops are equal parts artist talks, tutorials, and community discussions. Come prepared to learn about the artist’s practice and creative process, learn a new skill or technique, and share your artmaking experiences with fellow participants.

Workshops will be held over 2 Zoom sessions. In the first session, participants will be part of an informal interview and Q+A with the artist about how they use creative expression in their life and personal artwork, learn a technique specific to that artists work, and experiment with artmaking on their own. The 2nd meeting will be an opportunity for the group to share their artwork with each other and the artist, discuss their creative process, and how it can play an important part in our daily wellbeing.

Kits are included in the cost of the class and will be available for mail or local pickup at Sawtooth. Open to ages 14+.

Amanda Sullivan has a Masters of Education degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University and has worked as a therapist in a variety of settings since the 1980s. She is also an artist and is the former photography department coordinator at the Sawtooth School. Merging her two careers, she created the Healing and Wellness Through the Arts department at Sawtooth in 2012. She currently serves as a school counselor at The Arts Based School and is in the beginning stages of an online wellness counseling private practice. She keeps connected to Sawtooth as the coordinator of the Sawtooth Photo League.